The Galaxian Flagship (ギャラクシアン旗艦?), also known as the Galboss (ガルボス?) or simply Galaxian, is an enemy that first appeared in Galaxian. The ship, much like the Special Flag, would make numerous appearences in other Namco video games, most prominently the Pac-Man series.


  • Galaxian (1979) - First appearance. The ship is escorted by two red aliens, all of which can be shot down for bonus points while in flight.
  • Pac-Man (1980) - The Galboss appears as an edible item on the 9th, 10th and 11th rounds of the game, and is worth 2000 points once eaten.
  • Galaga (1981) - The Galboss appears as one of the aliens that the bee enemies can transform into, and are worth 3000 points when destroyed.
  • Dig Dug (1982) - The Galboss appears as an edible item on the 16th and 17th rounds, and are worth 7000 points.
  • Pac & Pal (1983) - The Galboss appears as a powerup; and once collected, while allow Pac-Man to stun the ghosts via a tractor beam ala Galaga.
  • Super Xevious (1984) - Silver versions of the flagship appear, usually in groups. They will home in on the Solvalou, and are worth 300 points.
  • Pac-Land (1984) - On rare occasions, the ghosts in airplanes have a chance dropping Galaxians as opposed to miniature ghosts, and are worth 7650 points should Pac-Man eat them before they hit the ground.
  • Quester (1987) - While the ship itself does not appear, the fifth stage features a formation of bricks designed after it.
  • Pac-Mania (1987) - Two versions of the flagship appear as edible items - one in the original color scheme, and the other in a silver variant, much like the design in Super Xevious.
  • Pistol Daimyo no Bōken (1990) - The flagship, along with the blue, purple and red aliens, appear on the fifth world of the game, and attack by firing shots at Pistol Daimyo.
  • Namco Classic Collection Vol. 1 (1995) - The flagship appears as an enemy in Galaga Arrangement, and are worth 150 points.
  • Namco Classic Collection Vol. 2 (1996) - The flagship appears as an edible item in both Pac-Man Arrangement and Dig Dug Arrangement. The ship is worth 5000 points in Pac-Man Arrangement, while it is worth 7000 points in Dig Dug Arrangement.
  • Pac-Man World (1999) - The flagship appears as a secret item in several stages, allowing Pac-Man to access the hidden mazes.
  • Pac-Man World 2 (2002) - The flagship appears in the sequel, however the flagship automatically teleports Pac-Man to the maze as opposed to him finding it manually.
  • Dig Dug Digging Strike (2005) - The flagship appears as an edible item on the 13th round, and is worth 5000 points.
  • Pac-Man World 3] (2005) - The flagship serves the same purpose as in Pac-Man World 2.
  • Pac-Man Championship Edition (2007) - The flagship appears as an edible item, while it is now joined by the Boss Galaga and the King Gaplus from both Galaga and Gaplus. All three are bonus items that must be eaten to reveal the next half of the stage.
  • Galaga Legions (2007) - The flagship appears should the Type 2 skin type be selected, and will replace the Boss Galaga.
  • Pac-Man Championship Edition DX (2010) - The ship, along with the Boss Galaga and the King Gaplus, appear as bonus items that must be eaten to reveal the other half of the stage.
  • Galaga Legions DX (2011) - The flagship replaces the Boss Galaga in the Type 2 skin type.
  • Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U (2014) - The flagship appears as part of Pac-Man's "Bonus Fruit" attack, and will home in on opponents. The flagship, along with the Galaxip fighter, appear as part of his "Namco Roulette" taunt.
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